Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future


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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.32 X 9.28 X 1.0 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Gloria Dickie is an award-winning journalist and is currently a global climate and environment correspondent at Reuters News Agency. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, the Guardian, National Geographic, Scientific American, and Wired, among others. She was nominated for a National Magazine Award, was named a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists in international reporting, and has served on the board of the Society of Environmental Journalists. Originally from Canada, she now lives in London, England.


A definitive and magisterial account.... This book is essential reading about the ongoing Anthropocene collision between humanity and the rest of the natural world.--James Balog, director of Earth Vision Institute and A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University
Eight Bears is science journalism at its best: thoroughly researched, carefully conceived, and vividly written. Highly recommended!--Nate Blakeslee, author of American Wolf
Written with deep compassion and striking humor, Eight Bears provides a deep and clarifying understanding of our history of ursine kinship.--Lyndsie Bourgon, author of Tree Thieves
At once heartbreaking and hopeful, steeped in science and rich in poetry, Eight Bears is an intrepid investigation into the harms we've inflicted upon bears--and proof that we still have the power to save our ursine brethren.--Ben Goldfarb, award-winning author of Eager
With deep, on-the-ground reporting and vivid writing, Gloria Dickie takes readers from the historic mythologies that have made bears the most charismatic of megafauna to the lairs and laboratories where the future for each of the world's eight ursine species is being written. Her book is as magnificent as the animals we meet in it.--Michael Kodas, author of Megafire
In this insightful, absorbing book, Gloria Dickie not only introduces us to the eight remaining species of bears themselves but deftly connects the plight of each species to a much larger story: the story of our ancient, fraught, irreplaceable relationship with these astonishing animals.--Michelle Nijhuis, author of Beloved Beasts
Gloria Dickie takes us on an intimate global journey into our tangled and absorbing relationship with bears, where fur brushes close to skin, where the stakes are high, and in which the future of bears is our future as well.--Harley Rustad, author of Lost in the Valley of Death
Superb...[T]he crisp prose will transport readers...[Eight Bears] is a winning combination of travel and environmental reporting.-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
A cleareyed view of the world's bears and the many threats they face.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Eight Bears roars about the majesty and charisma of these remarkable creatures while illuminating their escalating vulnerability in a changing environment.-- "Library Journal"
Laced with climate change warnings as [Gloria Dickie] explores all the ways humans both love and endanger these creatures.-- "Book Page"
A captivating and carefully considered mosaic of stories that will engross any reader interested in wildlife and wilderness.--Jake Buehler "Science News"